In QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 June 2022:
- BMO Global Smaller Companies (BGSC) has changed its name to The Global Smaller Companies Trust PLC. The company will explain the reasoning and announcing a new ticker in its annual results, due for release next week.
- Aberdeen Diversified Income & Growth (ADIG) has posted its interim results for the six months to 31 March 2022. During this time, the trust’s net asset value per share total return, with debt at fair value and including income reinvested, was 3.8% while its share price total return (assuming dividends are reinvested) was 4.4%. ADIG’s revenue return for the six months was 2.79 pence per share. The board has declared a second interim dividend per share of 1.40 pence to be paid on 14 July 2022. The chair said: ‘Whilst uncertainty prevails over markets, especially in terms of the inflationary outlook, economic growth and the Russia/Ukraine conflict, the Board believes the Company’s strategy, which seeks to provide capital growth and a dependable quarterly dividend from a diversified portfolio, is well positioned to deliver an attractive total return with lower volatility to our shareholders over the medium term.’